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Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group offload cargo pallets from a C-17 Globemaster III, Oct. 18, 2014, as part of ramp operations at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, in support of Operation United Assistance. The Airmen are operating an intermediate staging base in Dakar to funnel humanitarian aid and military support cargo into affected areas, working in concert with Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 689th Rapid Port Opening Element to staff a Joint Task Force-Port Opening as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak. The C-17 is assigned to Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Maj. Dale Greer)